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About Tupelo Honey - Raleigh
Tupelo Honey is a revival of Southern food and traditions rooted in the Carolina Mountains we call home. We craft brunches, lunches and suppers that bring family and friends around the table and allow for conversations and cocktails to linger longer than usual. Always scratch-made, always responsibly-soured, and always Southern.
Raleigh, NC 27605
Hours of Operation:
Daily Hours: Monday - Thursday: 10:30am - 9:00pm, Friday: 10:30am - 10:00pm, Saturday: 9:00am - 10:00pm, Sunday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
$30 and under
There are two lots available on Stafford Road behind the restaurant. Free valet is available Friday night through Sunday brunch.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Tupelo Honey - Raleigh Ratings and Reviews
Food was disappointing. I ordered roasted chicken and expected chicken breast but got three tiny pieces of dark meat (wing, leg, thigh) and a small square of cut off breast. It was really weird. Like they didn’t have enough. Might have looked better on smaller plate. Taste was bland and greasy. Definitely not worth the price. Dinner partner had Cobb salad that was nothing special. Overall, these meals were not up to their price tags. Will not go back - Raleigh has lots of great restaurants where you can have a delicious entree at this price point. Unfortunately, this is not one. Service was great!
This was a great place. The food was delicious and hot. I noted the location in location in reference to where I frequently go for professional workshops. This is a place that I would visit again (and again). I'd like to try your Southern version of Shakshuka.
This is my second visit in a short amount of time and regarding the food, still as great as it was about 6 weeks ago. Although I have to say the salmon that I ordered (on the regular menu) was disappointing in taste. Rather bland and the salmon and dry. I am not a fan of this dish. My gathering ordered a variety of the 1/2 price Happy Hour foods and they were excellent. Just enough to get our appetites "wet".
I guess what was the most disappointing was the Hostess. I made my reservation thru Open Table for a party of 4. I was the first to arrive and was seated. As my guests arrived the Hostess seated them a 3 different tables. So there I sat waiting for them to arrive and after about 10+min/or so we began to text one another. Very quickly we realized we were all in the restaurant seated at different tables. :( This gal clearly needs some coaching . . .
Our server was FANTASTIC!
Personable, FUN and Attentive Waiters (my SPECIAL FAV is Mike Fox) and Waitresses...WIDE variety of Delicious Foods & Drinks that are BeautiFULLY Presented!!! My FAVORITE place to eat & drink in Raleigh, NC...A MUST on my every visit!!! BRAVO...BRAVA!!!
Synthia SAINT JAMES
We love Tupelo Honey in Asheville. The Raleigh location has been hit or miss when we go. Lately the last few times have been a miss. We drove 40 miles just to go eat at the restaurant, and what a disappointment. We have been told in the past that the veggie bowl can be requested at anytime. This is the 2nd time we have been told no by this location. I ordered the flat iron steak, well done. When it arrived at the table it was extremely raw and still very bloody. I sent it back only to have it arrive yet again, undercooked. I don’t typically eat meat, but when I do, I don’t like it to be still bleeding on my plate. So, I ate the side accompaniment which was the Brussels sprouts and hominy. Extremely lack luster and GREASY! My husband ordered the sweet tea chicken. Not sure where these chickens come from, but it was the smallest thing I have ever seen. It reminded more of a quail than chicken. After eating his chicken, Mac & cheese, and green beans.... oh, the green beans... tasted like they came out of one of those Steamfresh frozen pouches. Hard as a rock, no seasoning, and just gross. The waitress constantly came to our table and tried to remove dishes that we were still eating and drinking from. We were constantly on alert as to when she may be coming & what she may try to take next. If she was so worried about removing dishes, then she should have taken them uneaten raw steak back to the kitchen & remove it from the bill. Yes, we could of spoken to the manager, but at that point, I was done. I will never again make the 40 mike trek to get to this restaurant & spend 100 on a dinner that could have been made at home, with better quality. Truly sad.
It was just ok. First time visiting since dinner menu was updated. The egg rolls were good, not amazing. The steak was cooked well, but lacked flavor, and there were literally 2 fingerling potatoes and 4 Brussel sprouts with it. The wedge salad was enormous and also lacked flavor, the blue cheese dressing tasted bottled. Thought it was all over priced. Would maybe go back to try brunch again but not dinner.
We had a great brunch and the staff did great, even on New Year's Day! We appreciated their efforts to keep the meal running smoothly. Tupelo Honey's menu is full of delicious things, but they're all relatively expensive for the amount and type of food that you get. Go in with clear expectations and you'll be rewarded with deliciousness!
We have been to Tupelo Honey a couple of times and have loved the food and drink selection. A busy New Year's Eve saw some lateness to being seated, getting our order taken and finally getting our food and drinks. No lives were lost, but we began to wonder if we had made a mistake visiting on NYE. That said, the staff was very apologetic for the delays and the way we were treated before, during and as our dinner ended ensured we'd be back again.
The occasion was New Years Eve, but they did not seem ridiculously over the top busy. Maybe they were short staffed? We ordered okra appetizer and it came frozen. We ordered drinks and were able to get them from the bar before the waitress got them to us. I think the bar was really backed up because she seemed to be trying really hard. The food was ok. It was really disappointing. I have been here before and had great experiences. Hopefully for Tupelo Honey it was just bad because of New Years Eve, but I will never go back here for food or recommend it to anyone.
We dined there with a party of 4 on New Year's Eve and that likely affected our experience, which was overall terrible. However, my sense is that this may have simply been a bad night, and I would consider giving it one more try before striking it from our list forever. All tables were full and there was a steady flow of diners, though the restaurant was clearly unprepared and/or understaffed for the number of diners present. We arrived about 15 minutes late for our reservation, after driving around the block a few times trying to find a place to park, as the limited adjacent street and small deck parking areas were occupied (finally parking a block down at a grocery store lot). Although they had given away our table due to our tardiness, they did quickly reseat us, for which I was very appreciative, and that set good expectations for the evening. However, it quickly went downhill thereafter. After ordering drinks, we then waited 25 minutes for drinks to arrive from the bar. The food experience was worse, waiting nearly 40 minutes for our order, which then arrived in shifts, with 2 plates out, then one more 5 minutes later, then the 4th plate five minutes after that, with the final vegetable side for the 4th arriving a few minutes thereafter. Needless to say, all of our plates were then cold. The coup de gra was the finding by our (blond) guest of the long brown hair baked into the breading of her catfish and the short dark beard hair in her beans. It seems that the primary fault for this lousy dining experience was in the kitchen (and management); our wait staff was pleasant and tried to accommodate as best as can be expected for the circumstances that were clearly beyond her control. I would add that the restaurant did comp part of our meal, which was certainly the appropriate thing to do given the experience, which was appreciated (and also contributed to my feeling that this may have simply been a bad night for the restaurant, and worth another try).
Hubby and I had a reservation and were seated immediately. Service was outstanding. We had the Avocado toast and the Carolina steak and eggs. Both of us agreed the food was delicious, with one caveat - our food was not hot. Both the eggs and steak were room temp at best. The restaurant was not busy when we arrived, though it was by the time we left. We will go back, hoping to have hot food on our next visit.
We’ve eaten here 3 times in the past two months - 2 brunch and 1 dinner.
The food is fine, especially if you like southern comfort food. The ambiance is cool too.
But man, we walk away every time like ‘HOW much was the bill again???’ Alcohol is $1-$3 more for the same types and sizes nearly anywhere else in Raleigh. The food, especially the entrees, is simply overpriced for the portion sizes and quality.
It’s good food, but not remarkable, and the prices just don’t stand up given the food quality.
Overall nice experience. Heard of Tupelo in Asheville and wanted to give it a try. Friend and I were looking for hearty comfort food on a cold night.
Parking wasn't a piece of cake - lot was full, several signs but ended up parking on the street. Hostess was not friendly at all. She needs to be replaced with someone with a smile and personality. I had quickly made a reservation on OpenTable as it popped up when I was checking the menu - the Hostess did not welcome...
Server was very pleasant, seemed to be relatively new, as she had not tried many of the items on the menu. She did have recommendations and was patient as my guest and I chatted more than we looked at the menu.
The food was comforting - what we were looking for. However we had the grilled cheese and pulled pork(it has a fancier name). Although the pork was tender, it was a little bland. We inquired about the Chipolte sauce that was supposed to be on the sandwich - it did not seem to have been added. Upon request, (it took some time) the server did bring us some sauce. However by the time it arrived, I was almost finished with the sandwich. Bottom line it was a bit bland. Mac and Cheese was good as a side.
Overall pleasant experience. Food could have been more flavorful.
Thinking this would be a good brunch spot - will go back with that intent.
A smile and warm greeting would have definitely improved the experience.
I was turned off when I walked through the door and saw a sanitation grade of 92. I was served cold coffee, cold biscuits and cool grits. The waitress said they were making fresh coffee... why not tell me that instead of bringing me cold coffee! I was very disappointed to say the least!
Very disappointing. If you are going to open for Christmas Eve , then bring your best not your mediocre . Dips with no taste, Pulled pork sandwich tasted like a mouth of fat on rye bread, cold fries, black eye peas that tasted like a lump of coal. , soggy potato cracklings . The only decent thing was the pancakes. If all your going to offer is brunch for dinner, then it should be an outstanding brunch. We felt we waisted our $90 for three. Awful pricey for below average. Won’t go back .
The wait staff and service were great! We had a very large group for a pre-holiday brunch and they pulled it off without a hitch. The food is southern eclectic and very tasty! We highly recommend the crispy fried potatoes and the Brussels sprouts to start. My favorite is their shrimp and grits! They were also able to accommodate several children who were in our group as well, but we were surprised they didn't have a child's menu. Overall it's high end brunch that works for a nice social engagement.
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